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    Wednesday
    Jan092019

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus LS 500 vs 2019 Audi A7

    Which vehicle is the best choice when looking for a luxury sedan that offers responsiveness with an engaging driving experience? Read the below comparison between the 2019 Lexus LS 500 and the 2019 Audi A7 to find your answer. When you see that the Lexus LS 500 is the best choice, visit Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose for your test drive. 

    Performance

    2019 Lexus LS 500

    The 2019 Lexus LS 500 has the first-ever twin-turbocharged engine paired with the first-ever 10-speed direct-shift automatic transmission in its class. The LS 500 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo engine with a 10-speed electronically controlled Direct-Shift automatic transmission and generates 416-hp and 442 lb.-ft. of torque. This sport-inspired sedan goes 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and has a top track speed of 136 mph. The estimated EPA rating is 30 mpg of highway driving and 19 mpg in the city.  Drive Mode Select comes standard and offers sport, normal and ECO modes. Available is Adaptive Variable Air Suspension to help maintain the vehicle’s low center of gravity and raise the vehicle to make it easier to step in.

    2019 Audi A7

    The 2019 Audi A7 utilizes a 3.0-liter V6 engine with quattro® technology and a 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Audi A7 produces 335-hp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque and takes just 5.2 seconds to go from 0-60 mph. The estimated EPA fuel-economy is 29 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg of city driving. The standard adaptive rear spoiler rises at 72 mph letting the air flow over the spoiler to help create downforce and contribute to stability. Available is Audi Drive Select which offers comfort, sport, auto, and individual modes. 

    Comfort and Convenience

    2019 Lexus LS 500

    The standard Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 offers access to your favorite mobile apps through your 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display. Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation, another standard feature, presents alternate routes based on current conditions through cloud-based updates. A SmartAccess key fob, power open/close trunk with kick sensor and Lexus Enform Remote, allowing you to start your engine, check your fuel level, and adjust climate controls remotely, are all included for your convenience. The most sophisticated 3D audio technology available in an automobile, Mark Levinson® Reference surround sound audio system with Quantum Logic® Immersion and 16 channels, 2,400 watts and 23 speakers, is an impressive option.

    Distinctive art wood trim, Kiriko cut glass interior door trim, hand-pleated interior trim, four-zone Climate Concierge, power-reclining rear seats and seven rear-seat massage settings, are all available for your added luxury and comfort.

    2019 Audi A7

    A 10.1-inch upper screen used primarily for the audio system, map display, and camera feed is paired with an 8.6-inch lower screen which shows climate controls and manages navigation searches comes standard on the Audi A7. Included as standard features are hands-free tailgate release, panoramic sunroof, split folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks, and Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto compatibility. Available is the Bang & Olufsen® 3D 16 speaker, 15-channel amplifier and 705-watt sound system.

    Heated and ventilated 12-way power front seats with 4-way lumbar adjustment, a four-zone climate control, and power-operated rear window sunshade are available options for extra comfort.

    Pricing

    2019 Lexus LS 500

    Starting at $75,200 MSRP

    2019 Audi A7

    Starting at $68,000

    Wednesday
    Dec192018

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus RX 350 vs 2019 Audi Q7

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus RX 350 vs 209 Audi Q7

     

    A midsize SUV with comfort and the exclusivity of a luxury vehicle is just what San Jose area drivers want. Come by Lexus Stevens Creek to experience the RX 350 and all it has to offer.

    Performance

    Lexus RX 350

    The 2019 Lexus RX 350 offers a 3.5L V6 engine with direct and port fuel injection with 290-295 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. This RX 350 comes with an eight-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission and is available in both FWD and AWD. The FWD gets an estimated EPA of 27 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in city driving, while the AWD model provides 26 mpg of highway driving and 19 mpg in the city.

    Audi Q7

    The 2019 Audi Q7 45 TFSI with quattro® technology offers a 2.0L TFSI turbocharged engine with 243 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This Q7 has an eight-speed automatic transmission, comes in AWD and achieves an estimated EPA of 25 mpg on the highway and city driving gives an estimated 19 mpg.

    Features and Technology

    Lexus RX 350

    This comfortable 5-passenger utility vehicle comes standard with a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and offers height adjustable headrests on every vehicle seat. An 8-inch display, HD Radio™, and a 9-speaker audio system offer a spectacular multimedia system. Other standard features include multi-zone climate control, Scout® GPS Link, Lexus Enform Remote and Siri® Eyes Free. The 2019 Lexus RX 350 includes options such as touch-free power rear door, power sunroof/moonroof, panoramic view monitor and an upgrade to a 12.3-inch split-screen display.

    Audi Q7

    Standard on the 2019 Audi Q7 is leather upholstery with heated front seats, a 10-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™ interface, panoramic sunroof and MMI® Navigation plus with all-in-touch handwriting recognition. Individual contour seats with a massage function, a head-up display, and warm weather package are optional features.

    Safety

    Lexus RX 350

    Safety is a key focus when designing Lexus vehicles. That’s why the 2019 RX 350 comes standard with a 10-airbag system, four-channel anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. A backup camera with dynamic gridlines, Smart Stop technology, and vehicle stability control are included to help improve driver control. Additional safety options include blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic braking, and premium triple-beam LED headlamps.  

    Audi Q7

    The available driver assistance package, standard on the 2019 Audi Q7, includes adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, active lane assist, steering park assist and high-beam assist. Audi pre sense® front helps detect cornering and stationary vehicles and pedestrians and can warn the driver of a possible collision. The rear cross traffic assist scans the area behind and to the side of the car and is an available option. 

    Pricing

    Lexus RX 350

    Starting at $43,570 MSRP

    Audi Q7

    Starting at $53,550 MSRP

     

    Wednesday
    Dec122018

    Review: 2019 Lexus GS 350

    Review: 2019 Lexus GS 350

    A midsize luxury sedan that offers both comfort and performance is waiting for you. Come experience the sophisticated 2019 Lexus GS 350 at Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose, California.

    Performance

    The 2019 Lexus GS 350 comes standard with a 311-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 280 lb-ft of torque and achieves 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The GS 350 is available in both AWD with a six-speed automatic transmission and RWD with an eight-speed transmission. The available Yamaha® performance dampers enhance cornering maneuverability and provide greater stability at high speeds all while reducing the noise and vibration throughout the chassis. With an easy turn of the dial, Drive Mode Select enables you to change the emphasis of the engine from high efficiency to high performance.

    Comfort and Convenience

    You will enjoy the comfort in the 2019 Lexus GS 350 with the 10-way power-adjustable, heated front seats and the option to add leather-trimmed seats made from premium leather. The Lexus GS 350 offers a premium-suite of connected technology which includes Lexus Enform. Lexus Enform gives you the ability to start your engine remotely along with connection to a live response center agent and emergency assistance. A 12-speaker premium audio system is a standard feature in this luxury sedan, or you can choose the 17-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson® Premium surround sound system option. The GS 350 features patented, proprietary Clari-Fi® technology that restores audio quality from compressed music, resulting in crisp, clear, dynamic sound from any source. The navigation system displays on a 12.3-inch high-resolution split screen and provides a full-screen map mode with up-to-date traffic and weather information.

    Safety

    One of the most advanced active safety equipment systems offered comes standard on the 2019 Lexus GS 350. Intelligent High Beams give added illumination to help keep you focused on the road. The Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection automatically prepares brake assist. If a potential lane-departure is detected an alert will warn you and the safety system can take slight corrective measures if needed. 

    Pricing

    Starting at $50,665 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Dec052018

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 450h

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 450h


    A supremely quiet, luxury crossover SUV with excellent fuel economy is waiting for you at Lexus Stevens Creek. San Jose drivers are looking for the best, so read below to learn more about the performance, features and safety offered in the 2019 Lexus RX 450h.

    Performance

    The 2019 Lexus RX 450 hybrid offers 308 horsepower from a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. You can go 0-60 mph in 7.9 seconds, and the available Active Torque Control in this all-wheel drive monitors road conditions in real time, automatically shifting engine power between the front and rear axles. The RX 450h achieves a 30 combined estimated mpg and has been awarded a super ultra-low emission vehicle certification.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The 2019 Lexus RX 450h comes standard with leatherette upholstery and offers the option of heated and ventilated front seats that provide optimum comfort, regardless of the weather. The power-folding and -reclining second-row seats are available to provide easy access to the third row. The 12.3-inch widescreen multimedia display utilizes 12-speakers, or you can upgrade to the 15-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson® premium surround-sound audio system with three-dimensional sound. Lexus Enform Service Connect comes standard and offers remote access to information about your vehicle's status and maintenance needs. To make sure you are well taken care of optional features include a touch-free power rear door, panoramic view monitor, and full-color head-up display.

    Safety

    Security comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+ which includes pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, and Smart Stop technology. This technology, under certain conditions, automatically reduces engine power when both the brake and accelerator pedals are pressed at the same time. Crumple zones in the front and rear compress at a controlled rate to help disperse the force of a collision. The 2019 Lexus RX 450h earned a five-star overall crash rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*.

    Pricing

    Starting at MSRP $49,995

    *Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov)

    Wednesday
    Nov282018

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus ES vs. 2019 Acura TLX

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus ES vs. 2019 Acura TLX

     

    We know that choosing a new vehicle is never an easy task, especially when looking for something specific like a mid-sized sedan, but drivers in San Jose no longer have to worry because the 2019 Lexus ES 350 has arrived. We have taken the struggle out of picking a new car by comparing the 2019 Lexus ES 350 against the 2019 Acura TLX. Read below for our comparison and then come to Lexus Stevens Creek to test the clear winner, the 2019 Lexus ES 350.

    Performance

    Lexus ES 350

    The 2019 Lexus ES 350 comes into three different trim levels; Base, F Sport, and Hybrid. The Base and F Sport trim levels include a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 302 HP and 267 lb-ft of torque. These trim levels get an estimated 22 MPG city and 33 MPG highway. The Hybrid trim level includes 2.5-liter in-line 4 engine producing 215 HP. This trim level gets an estimated 43 MPG city and 45 MPG highway. All trim levels come in front-wheel drive only.

    Acura TLX

    The 2019 TLX comes in four different package options; Standard, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance. Available in all four packages is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces up to 297 HP and 267 lb-ft of torque and gets an estimated 20 MPG city and 31 MPG highway. Available in the Standard, Technology, and A-Spec packages is a 2.4-liter in-line 4 engine that produces 206 HP and 182 lb-ft of torque and gets an estimated 23 MPG city and 33 MPG highway.

    Features and Technology

    Lexus ES 350

    The 2019 ES 350 includes in-car technology that is sure to keep the whole family entertained. Features include a navigation system with a 12.3-inch display, Amazon Alexa connection, and 10.2-inch head-up display, Apple Carplay®, dynamic voice command, Lexus Enform WiFi, and a Mark Levinson® 17-speaker, 1,800-watt pureplay premium surround sound audio system.

    Acura TLX

    The 2019 TLX is designed to provide a deeper connection between the car and the driver. Features include Apple Carplay® integration, Android Auto ™ integration, a wireless charger, on demand multi-use display 2.0, and a surround view camera.

    Safety

    Lexus ES 350

    As we expect from Lexus, the 2019 Lexus ES 350 keeps safety at the utmost importance. Features include the standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts and intuitive parking assist with auto braking, a panoramic view monitor, premium triple-beam LED headlamps with adaptive front lighting, a 10-airbag system, Lexus Enform Safety Connect, and smart stop technology.

    Acura TLX

    The 2019 TLX has a 5-star overall vehicle score from NHTSA and includes the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety technology. Features include a blind spot information system, rear cross-traffic monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and vehicle stability assist.

    Pricing

    Lexus ES 350

    Starting at $39,600 MSRP

    Acura TLX

    Starting at $33,000 MSRP